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Tag: Health

A Smartphone Enabled Hamster Wheel For Measuring Your Pet’s Exercise

A Smartphone Enabled Hamster Wheel For Measuring Your Pet’s Exercise
Pets: just like humans, they need exercise. Granted I don’t do any, but I do understand its importance. Isn’t that half the battle? Oh, G.I. Joe is shaking his head no. Enter the Marathon Pets Smart Wheel, a hamster/small rodent wheel that is supposed to connect humans with their pets via their running activity.

Scientists Develop Butt Scanner Because Fingerprints Aren’t Enough

Scientists Develop Butt Scanner Because Fingerprints Aren’t Enough
Our butts: just like our fingerprints, they’re all unique. And now scientists at Stanford University have developed a prototype ‘smart toilet’ (links to their scientific paper) that can identify an individual based on their unique, um, analprint.

Would You Trust This Robot to Stick a COVID-19 Test Swab Up Your Nose?

Would You Trust This Robot to Stick a COVID-19 Test Swab Up Your Nose?
I’ve been fortunate enough not to have needed a COVID-19 test yet, but my friends who have had one have described the part where they stick that swab up your nose as incredibly uncomfortable – as if the thing could touch their brains.

Seetroën Glasses Relieve Motion Sickness, Look Ridiculous

Seetroën Glasses Relieve Motion Sickness, Look Ridiculous
French car maker Citroën is currently working on special glasses designed to help reduce motion sickness for passengers. Apparently, they can eliminate motion sickness while riding in a vehicle. Then you can remove them until your next trip or keep them on because you just can’t get enough ridicule.

Pokémon Wants to Prevent STDs

Pokémon Wants to Prevent STDs
Pokémon has proven to b a wildly popular franchise for Nintendo, and Pokémon Go certainly continued that craze. The series is so popular that it is now being used to lure geeks to get checked for STDs.

Pillo Personal Home Health Robot Keeps You Away from WebMD

Pillo Personal Home Health Robot Keeps You Away from WebMD
Having been in the medical field for half of my adult life, I tend to get weird calls from people that go down like this… “Hey I went on WebMD and it said I have [insert weird disease here].”

Livia Claims to Stop Period Pains with Electricity

Livia Claims to Stop Period Pains with Electricity
While I can’t speak from direct experience, period pains can be pretty terrible. That said, we guys feel the pain too, since the ladies often give us hell when Aunt Flo is visiting. Some women take painkillers to deal with it, but maybe there is a better way.

Eye Drops that Give Night Vision: Ask Your Doctor About Splinter Cell

Eye Drops that Give Night Vision: Ask Your Doctor About Splinter Cell
A few years ago we learned of rumors about contact lenses that gave the wearer night vision. But a better solution may have been around doctors for years all along. Independent research team Science for the Masses made eye drops based on Ce6, a substance used to enhance the potency of lasers against cancer cells as well as to treat night blindness. 

kSafe Container Unlocks with Different Criteria: Craving Impossible

kSafe Container Unlocks with Different Criteria: Craving Impossible
A couple of years ago, David Krippendorf and Ryan Tseng launched the Kitchen Safe, a food-safe container that lets you set a timer before it unlocks. Now they’re back with an improved version called the kSafe.

rHEALTH Diagnostic Device Identifies Diseases from a Drop of Blood: Handheld House

rHEALTH Diagnostic Device Identifies Diseases from a Drop of Blood: Handheld House
We’ve seen a rise in consumer health devices in recent years, but I’ve never been impressed with any of them. Until now. DNA Medical Institute Inc. (DMI) is in the advanced stages of developing a device that can check for “hundreds of diseases” from just a single drop of blood within minutes.

HelloSpoon Feeding Robot: Nannynator

HelloSpoon Feeding Robot: Nannynator
A few months ago we saw a silly viral ad featuring a malfunctioning robot arm. HelloSpoon is the kinder version of that sadistic ‘bot. Made by Luis García González, the feeding robot is meant to help the disabled, the elderly and children to eat.

Diplopia Virtual Reality Game Helps Alleviate the Effects of Lazy Eye

Diplopia Virtual Reality Game Helps Alleviate the Effects of Lazy Eye
James Blaha has amblyopia or lazy eye, a condition wherein the nerves that connect one of the eyes to the brain do not develop. As a side effect, James could see only out of his “good eye,” losing depth perception in the process. 

Wearable Sensors Detect Disease-carrying Mosquitoes: Bzzfeed

Wearable Sensors Detect Disease-carrying Mosquitoes: Bzzfeed
We already have several ways to protect ourselves from mosquitoes, and even more are on the way. So why would something that only tells you that mosquitoes are around earn Google’s approval? Because that same device can help scientists find out the big picture about mosquitoes.

Lactate Sensor Can Also Generate Electricity from Sweat: 1% Inspiration, 99% Perspiration

Lactate Sensor Can Also Generate Electricity from Sweat: 1% Inspiration, 99% Perspiration
When robots rise up and rule humanity, they could add insult to injury by using us for physical labor and as a power source at the same time. A group of researchers at the University of California, San Diego led by Dr.

Famous Chunkies: From Hero to Many Zeroes

Famous Chunkies: From Hero to Many Zeroes
To raise awareness about unhealthy eating, illustrator Alex Solis started Famous Chunkies. It’s a series of caricatures of superheroes, villains and other popular characters that illustrate what they would be like if they were fat. I’d totally be down with becoming chunky Ryu if it meant I could conjure burgers.

Equalizers Earphones Concept Prevents Ear Pain Due to Changes in Air Pressure

Equalizers Earphones Concept Prevents Ear Pain Due to Changes in Air Pressure
Sometimes when you’re on a plane, you’ll experience a piercing pain around your ears shortly after takeoff or descent. Usually, the pain subsides in a few minutes, with relief preceded by the sensation of your ears “popping.”

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